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Island RCMP shut down cocaine hub in Port McNeill

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
February 17th, 2014

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RCMP and the RCMP Island District General Investigation Section (GIS) seized a number of items including cocaine packaged for sale, paraphernalia commonly used in the trafficking of illegal drugs, and a quantity of Canadian currency from a Port McNeill Friday (February 14).

Police executed a search warrant and believe the location was a hub for the sale of cocaine within the community.

This raid marks the beginning of a coordinated effort underway in our region to identify, arrest, and charge those people who are involved in the trafficking of illegal drugs, said Sgt. Craig Blanchard, Commander of the Port McNeill RCMP.

A 51-year-old man was subsequently arrested under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA)and was later released on numerous conditions, pending formal charges being laid.

He is expected to appear in Port Hardy Provincial Court to face a charge of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking on May 13.

 

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